New small craft launch to be installed at Seacrest Park; partial park closures during construction June 15-16

Seattle Parks and Recreation will replace the small craft launch at Seacrest Park after more than 20 years of use. To help increase public safety, part of the park’s parking lot, the bike racks, and the outside seating area on the deck will be closed while work is being performed.

Seattle Parks anticipates the affected areas to be closed from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 15 and 16.

Seacrest Park is located at 1660 Harbor Ave. SW in West Seattle. For more information about the park, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=455.

Seattle Parks to turn showers back on at Alki, Seacrest Parks

Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on the showers back on at Alki Beach Bathhouse today, and have the showers at Seacrest Park open by Thursday, July 31.

The water had been turned off temporarily after Seattle Parks received notice from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) that the two showers were draining directly into the Puget Sound, which is not allowed under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPES) or Seattle City Code.

Parks and SPU have jointly developed a temporary solution to the problem while a more permanent one is created. Seattle Parks and Recreation will install a charcoal or vitamin C treatment system to address the chlorine in the water, and post signs that say “no soap, no chemicals, no dumping.”

Parks will work with SPU to develop a method and schedule for the long-term fix, which will likely include connecting the showers to the nearby sanitary line.

Parks and SPU are still working on a solution for how to bring the fish cleaning sink into compliance.

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